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Chance that more than 100 17” flat screen monitors may come available to non-profits...

There a chance that more than 100 17” flat screen monitors may come available to non-profits. Please let me know if you are interested such monitors, and how many, for your non-profit, should they become available. These monitors are used but are of relatively recent vintage and are in working order.

C.J. May
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Yale University
www.yale.edu/recycling
203-432-6852

Added by Lee Cruz on January 27, 2010 at 4:47pm — 2 Comments

Improving access to programs: EarnBenefits is coming!

Starting February, CAHS and three partner organizations will start rolling out a very powerful new tool to help low-income families become more self-sufficient: EarnBenefits Online (EBO). EBO is web-based application that helps case managers and intake workers screen clients for ten benefits simultaneously, allowing them to have quick access to more services.



How does EBO work?



For a client, EBO will look like the following.



1. Sit down with the… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 15, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Connecticut Money School - Financial literacy in New Haven

Connecticut Money School (CMS) is a project of the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and five nonprofit partners. CMS provides free financial education for adults and seniors. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to become financially stable and successful. One way to achieve financial stability and success is through a better understanding of how to manage your… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 13, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Funding Opportunity for Programs for Women & Girls

The Fund for Women and Girls at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is accepting applications.



The deadline is 5 pm on Friday, January 15.



Applications and guidelines are available at: www.fundforwomenandgirls.org



The Community Fund for Women and Girls was created in 1995 to provide ongoing support for services important to women and girls. Since its inception the Fund has distributed $370,000 into the… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on December 17, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Improving access to benefits to those who need them

Update: We will be taking applications until Thursday if needed. We are really looking for more partner organizations in New Haven specifically, by the way. We had a life demo of the application yesterday, and it is wonderful. If anyone has questions, please call me. I can even drop by to show it.



EarnBenefits demo

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Just a quick reminder for all you folks… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on December 11, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

My Christmas wish...Economic Stimulation Package for all.

America is on a precipice, with an urgent need for an economic stimulus to put the country back to work. It is crucial that the stimulus package builds and strengthens our communities so that they are well positioned for the future.

America’s nonprofit sector is a vital part of our economy contributing economically, socially, culturally and environmentally. As a critical part of the fabric of our nation, the nonprofit sector is uniquely positioned to help the country bounce… Continue

Added by Ken Janke on December 10, 2009 at 2:27pm — No Comments

RFP: Improving Access to Work Supports through Online Screening

CAHS is starting a new and very exciting program in the coming months: EarnBenefits.



EarnBenefits is an online screening took created by Seedco that allows us to screen a client for 8 to 10 benefits at once. Basically we are able to sit down, ask a few questions, and get a list of all the benefits they can apply. The software then automatically fills and application with the client information, a list of all the paperwork they need to include and the benefits they will get, and… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on November 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

GNHCommunity Network: an introduction

Hi! Welcome to GNH Community Network. Glad to see you here; I hope you participate and join the conversation. For starters, I am linking some documents and materials here so you can learn more about the website.



If you need some pointers on how to use the site and all the tools and resources available, check our tutorial here. Lots of good pointers and… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on October 21, 2009 at 4:38pm — No Comments

New Haven Collaborative

Come and Join GNH Community!!!! Let's work together on getting the word out

Added by Gabrielle Hall- Clifford Beers on October 15, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Possibilities...

Sitting in Junta, at the GNH Community workshop, imaging what the possibilities of this site could be. The first thing is to get people on board, and then learn how to use it efficiently. I am currently on a few listservs related to non-profits in New Haven and can imagine them working through this site. These include CityWide Youth Coalition, Executive Director breakfast group, the Chamber's Non Profit Resource Council, the I <3 New Haven Non-Profits, etc. Hmmm.

Added by Joanne Sciulli on October 15, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

GNH Community Workshop: materials

For those atteding to the workshop (or those that missed it and want to have the materials), here you have a brief intro guide to GNH Community:



A introduction to GNH Community.pdf

A introduction to GNH Community.doc



Remember, if… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on October 14, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Update! Preschool slot vacancy list in New Haven

Pam Hansen has posted the list of vacancies in the Early Childhood group. You can find the list here. Direct download here.

If I have time, I will post it later as a beautiful embedded spreadsheet. We will see.

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on October 8, 2009 at 2:59pm — No Comments

News and reminders

A couple of quick news and updates. First of all, a hearty welcome to all the newcomers to GNH Community - We are getting bigger, bit by bit, and sharing more information. I know at least one person that will be getting Spanish classes because she found out about them here (thanks, Hannah!), so keep the good… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on October 7, 2009 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Spanish Conversation Classes!

Spanish class interest form Oct 09.doc



Junta is now starting its ten-week Spanish Conversation classes! We are beginning classes this week and next, but there are still spaces if you or any of your friends/co-workers would like to sign up. I'll put the text of the flyer below, and it's also uploaded if you want to print it. Please feel free to pass this… Continue

Added by Hannah Greaves on October 6, 2009 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

Special Grant Opportunity for Basic Needs Providers

Applications are being accepted through September 25, 2009 for The Foundation's “Making a Good Gift Better” grants program. The matching gifts program supports nonprofits serving the Greater New Haven region that provide food, shelter, clothing and fuel. Organizations with a 501(c)3 or applicable tax-exempt status that provide services in The Foundation’s 20-town region and raise a minimum of $1,000 between November 2, 2009 and January 15, 2010 may be… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on September 24, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments

Spread the word: GNH Community flier

Some people have requested materials with information on GNH Community, so we can better spread the word using the almighty invite button. Here you have a couple of fliers.



First, a one-page explanation on what GNH Community is and what you can do with it:

GNH Community one pager.pdf



Second, a -longer- PowerPoint presentation with… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on September 17, 2009 at 4:27pm — No Comments

The New Haven Early Childhood Plan

The New Haven Early Childhood Council released its Early Childhood Plan on a September 8, 2009 Press Event. The Plan focuses on three strategic areas, Early Care and Education, Family Engagement and Health. Please upload the Plan NHECC_final.pdf

Added by Pam Hansen on September 11, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Some new toys: available services spreadsheets!

I just added a neat little tool to the Nurturing Families Group page - make sure you check it out.



Seen it? The idea is to have spreadsheets like that to make information sharing easier between providers. Basically what we can have is a list of locations/programs and how many clients they can still take - the trick is that the spreadsheet is open (it is just a Google Document) so it can be edited by anyone… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on September 10, 2009 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Coming soon - workshops, more information

A couple of updates on our plans for GNH Community:



1. First of all, we want more content. Keep sending me anything you want me to upload - I will be adding stuff like the Youth Map and other information soon.



2. I was planing on hosting a couple of workshops on how to use GNH community - on creating profiles, creating groups and adding content ourselves. We are going to add some neat collaboration features, like real-time counters on how many slots are available for some… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on August 28, 2009 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Tell Congress: Support Free Home Visits

Free home visits included in H.R. 3312, the Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Reducing the Need for Abortion, and Supporting Parents Act would provide health and parenting education as well as additional services like diapers and other basic hygienic products for children.



More information on what we YOU need to do in the newly created Early Childhood group.



Add more… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on August 14, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

In Flint, an Avenue Leading to Safety

For decades, the residents of Flint, Michigan have endured high rates of crime alongside devastating unemployment, depopulation and blight—and recently, a severe water crisis on top of that. But the energy and commitment of neighbors, business people and key anchor institutions are transforming the historic University Avenue corridor. Crime there, in turn, has plummeted. A Department of Justice community safety grant, with training and technical assistance from LISC, has ramped up those efforts and is helping make the corridor a model of problem-solving, and optimism, for all of Flint.

National Building Museum Features Innovative Chicago Development

LISC’s Meghan Harte takes a look at a new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., that considers the future of housing design, with a particular eye to affordability and meeting the changing needs of families. It features a LISC-supported project in Chicago, the award-winning La Casa, which offers affordable apartments to university students in the city’s Pilsen community.

A Hive of Small Business Activity in Boston

In celebration of Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25), we're profiling emerging enterprises in the communities where we work that have benefited from LISC small business lending and support. In Boston, Northeastern University and LISC have launched the Impact Lending initiative to spur women- and minority-owned businesses and local economies that surround the university. Honeycomb Café, a bustling new locavore restaurant in South Boston’s Dorchester area, offers a picture of impact lending at its finest.

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